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  • n. Any individual who is not a twin


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non- +‎ twin


  • “Up there,” the nontwin ordered, pointing to the truck bed.

    Crimson Wind

  • They agree with the Pitt researchers that fraternal twins raised together are more similar than nontwin siblings raised together, even though nonidentical twins are no more alike genetically than other siblings.

    Wombs With A View

  • Then researchers reported that in pairs of brothers genetically identical twins are more likely to both be gay than are nontwin brothers; this suggested homosexuality springs from heredity.

    Does Dna Make Some Men Gay?

  • So Hamer analyzed the X chromosomes of 40 pairs of gay, nontwin brothers.

    Does Dna Make Some Men Gay?

  • Identical twins share all their genes; fraternal twins share, on average, only half of their genes; nontwin brothers can share much less genetically.

    The Bass Handbook of Leadership

  • "I don't think I've ever felt like an individual the way a nontwin does," he says.

    NPR Topics: News

  • He makes use of a data set of people ages 25 to 75, including fraternal twins, identical twins, and nontwin siblings (looking at twins and nontwins helps isolate heritable characteristics), and finds that the environment does, in fact, matter - but in unpredictable ways.

    Integral Options Cafe

  • I realize that this sounds impossibly precise, but if you gather enough personality-test results from identical twins raised together, and results from those raised apart; and a similarly large number of results from fraternal twins and nontwin siblings raised together and apart; and the personality test results from the parents of all these childrengetting all these results is the hard partthen the work of calculating how much of each childs personality is inherited is, mathematically speaking, quite straightforward.

    Go Put Your Strengths to Work


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